Pokémon Home will add support for Pokémon Legends: Arceus as well as Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in the coming weeks with the 2.0.0 update. With the new update, Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will be compatible with the Pokémon Sword and Shield, allowing Pokémon to move freely using the Pokémon Home app, albeit with changes in their motion sets .
Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will be part of a complex ecosystem that also includes Pokémon Go, Pokémon Let’s Go and Pokémon brought from the Nintendo 3DS games. Recent games, however, will continue to support only one-way transfers with Pokémon Home.
To illustrate the system, the official website included this easy-to-use graph.
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company are also giving away some free to celebrate the update. The first time players transfer a Pokémon from Legends: Arceus to Home, they will be given Rowlet, Cyndaquil and Oshawott with maximum effort levels as Mystery Gifts in the smartphone app version.
The transfer of a Pokémon from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, meanwhile, will give players a Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup with hidden abilities.
As Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes place in the distant past where some types of Poké Balls from other games do not yet exist, the update will also add “Strange Balls” to the Pokémon universe. Any Pokémon from one of the modern games will turn into a Strange Ball when transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Strange Balls will also appear in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl but not in Sword and Shield.
The official version advises that transferring a Pokémon to a new game can cause changes in moves and levels. It is not clear if Pokémon that are not currently available in Sword and Shield, such as Chimchar, will be able to be transferred from the other two games.
All new Pokemon in Legends: Arceus
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were released in November last year, with IGN saying in our review 8/10: “Like its subjects [their story, the games] they are stable and durable – they rely on the past, with all its triumphs and wires “.
With the spin-off coming out a few months later, in our 7/10 review, IGN said: “Pokémon Legends: Arceus is an ambitious renewal that revolutionizes Pokemon capture and combat, but unfortunately it’s a smile. , an empty and sometimes tiring world “.
Also, it will not be long before Pokémon Home will need to be updated again as Pokémon Scarlet and Violet were announced earlier this year, with a release date expected in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Correction: This article has been updated to more accurately reflect PokμιUpdated mon Home compatibility.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers tweeting to @thelastdinsdale. He will talk about The Witcher all day.